Clarifying your needs
People seek individual counseling for a variety of reasons. Either they have decided to reach out on their own, or others have pressured them to get help.
Regardless of why they enter therapy, everyone hopes therapy can ease some of the weight they are carrying.
When individuals first contact a therapist, they may have only a vague understanding that something is wrong. Identifying the problem and clarifying your needs can be the first thing that you and your therapist do together.
Privacy and security
In all circumstances, as a client or patient in therapy, you have certain rights under the law. You have the right to confidentiality. What is said in therapy stays in therapy. You also have the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Your personal boundaries should be safeguarded within the therapy relationship.
Though this is not a legal right, you should also feel free to shop around and choose a therapist you are comfortable with. I believe we all want to feel worthy of belonging. We want to feel accepted and secure. This is especially important in the privacy of one-to-one individual counseling.
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